Friday, December 19, 2014

Triangle surprise

Hello folks! How are you doing this lovely, cold day? It has been so, so gray here and I am longing for sunshine. I have a finish to show you today that is a bit of a bright spot in the grayness of this winter. The triangle quilt for RSC14 is finally a finished top! And it turned out to be a little bit of a surprise, so I've named it Triangle Surprise:



Notice anything? No borders! I never did find a border that I liked with it, and after auditioning several, I decided to be all modern and go without. Plus, I do love the floating effect of the triangles on this fabric. I did add a 2 inch border of the sashing and setting fabric all around just to make it a little bigger and avoid having all bias edges. The fabric seems to have a striped effect in the pictures, but I didn't notice that in person, so I'm calling that a camera effect.
 


 This quilt turned out to be a beauty, but it gave me some fits along the way. I've done on point settings many times, but this time I seemed to have a problem thinking about it properly. For some reason, nothing wanted to go together correctly.  And those cornerstones kept getting turned strangely, but they were totally worth the work. I love them!
 

Doing a happy dance about this happy, scrappy quilt!



So, we are nearing Christmas, and I'm going to set aside most of my projects for the next week. I may do some on the Odd Fellow's quilt, and I want to make some more Drunkard's Path blocks, just to have something to work on. Otherwise, it will be baking central around here as there are tons of Christmas cookies and breads still to be baked, plus presents to wrap and two small things left to shop for.  And then the family shows up!

I may or may not post something next week, so if I don't get another chance, I want to wish you all a Merry Christmas! (Cue the Jose Feliciano song!) And if you celebrate a different holiday (or no holiday!), I wish you a wonderful, happy week as well.

Peace and joy to you and yours!

Linking to Sarah at Confessions of a Fabric Addict and Amanda Jean at crazy mom quilts, and also Angela at soscrappy.


23 comments:

  1. Very pretty and I think the choice of no borders was spot on. those triangle blocks look like they float.

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  2. Very pretty! Love the random multicolor blocks sprinkled throughout the quilt. Have a Merry Christmas!

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  3. So very pretty! What a fabulous design!

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  4. Eep -- I haven't even thought about baking yet. My first wave of Christmas visitors should arrive any minute, so it's been cleaning central around here. : )

    Your triangles make such a happy quilt. I'm with you: borderless was the way to go.

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  5. It totally doesn't need borders. Looks great!

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  6. Beautiful finish! The floating effect of the no border option is perfect. Love the on point -- totally worth the hassle of trying to get all those triangles to stay pointed the right way. Love it!

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  8. Your quilt looks great! Truly, the blocks do float without a border. Most excellent idea.

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  9. good job! everyone is right- no border is perfect! I love the few multi=colored blocks- perfect!

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  10. Congratulations on this colourful finish. I love the corner stones triangle. The name is perfect too. Just beautiful work.

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  11. Gorgeous! And I love the little triangles in the intersections.
    Congratulations on your finish.

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  12. Merry Christmas to you, too. Hope all your baking adventures go great and you have a wonderful time with your family.
    Hugs

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  13. Wow! This turned out amazing. You picked the perfect finishing touches for it. Have a merry Christmas and enjoy your family time.

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  14. Wow! Beautifully done, completely worth working with the on point setting.

    Have a very Merry Christmas.

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  15. The floating blocks look perfect. I can see that the little triangles would make you dizzy!

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  16. Terrific finish!!!!!

    Merry Christmas to you and yours!

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  17. Mari, I love this finish! As everyone said, it is great without borders, I especially like the gray fabric you used for sashing and the triangles. I have been debating what to do with my RSC blocks because I wasnt thrilled with sashing with white. I do have a pale gray in my stash that I might go play with. Are you going to use a pale gray to quilt this? Really lovely now that it's all put together!

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  18. Oh, gosh, that's a gorgeous quilt. Congrats on your finish!

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  19. What a great triangle quilt -I love your setting and the pop of colour from the single triangles where the sashings meet..

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  20. Great quilt finish. I like it with out an extra boarder. I have been doing many quilts with out a boarder.

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  21. Ooh, this turned out great! I especially love the blocks with the variety of colors mixed in with the other blocks. And the no border look is perfect for this one. Have fun baking and making merry!

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  22. I love how this turned out! It's so pretty. The floating effect is very neat.

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